Galerie Mathias Güntner (Hamburg/Berlin), based in Hamburg since 2004, opened a second gallery location in Berlin in the summer of 2020. It represents both established and young, emerging artists:inside and is committed to a curatorial approach.
Mathias Güntner's curatorial work began in 2001 with a project space in the Falckenberg Collection, followed from 2002 by larger exhibition projects in Kaispeicher A (the basement of today's Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall) and in the Falckenberg Collection. From 2003 - 05 Güntner directed the Harburger Bahnhof art association. With the move to the Fleetinsel Hamburg, professional gallery work began in 2004.
Today, the gallery represents international artists and maintains extensive collaborations with authors, curators and museums. Time and again, it also supports projects in public space that do not aim for a commercial impact but focus on socio-political issues, such as those by Boran Burchhardt or Jan Köchermann.
In recent years, the gallery has expanded its activities to include a generation of artists who began their careers in the 1960s, such as Hartmut Böhm, Alfons Lachauer, Ewa Partum, and Endre Tót. Connections between Post-Minimal Art and its conceptual historical roots in the 1960s became another important theme.
Under the title "Gastspiel", the gallery also pursues various formats of collaboration, including with guest curators and guest artists such as Burkhard Brunn, Charlotte Posenenske, Monika Bonvicini (...). The publication series "Let's talk about" (2012-15), in which artists talk about their work at the kitchen table, seeks a more personal expression of thinking about art.
Galerie Mathias Güntner is regularly represented at national and international art fairs.